Meet The Band

The MeltingPot

Founded in 2003 by Billy Corcoran, MeltingPot band came together as a unit and have been playing throughout Portugal and Europe for the past 17 years.

During this time the band has had many band members and guest musicians. As such, MeltingPot have the ability to scale up and down to suit your needs. From solo acts, two/three-piece to full band, Meltingpot have you covered.

MeltingPot Band Members

Billy Corcoran

Guitar, Banjo, Lead Vocals

Billy is a founding member of MeltingPot, plays guitar and sings with the band but also plays Banjo, Mandolin and Bodhran.


Percussion, Bodhran, Spoons,

Joaquim de Brito (Shaka) studied classical music from the age of five years old and holds a degree The Lisbon Conservatory of Music.

Carlos Santa Clara


Carlos has a distinctive style influenced heavily by the Jazz masters had a strong effect on the original sound of the band.

Marco Fonseca


Marco has been playing with MeltingPot since 2007, and has played with various folk and traditional bands all over Portugal

Alix Sarrouy


Alix is a founder member of the band since 2003 and plays drums, bodhran and spoons. He is the mainstay of the rhythm section

Bruno Fonseca


Bruno has been playing with Melting Pot as a known guest, joining along with the band as flute player and percussionist.

Guest Members



James fills in on a regular basis since joining in 2020. He has played with one of Galway and Ireland’s premier entertainment bands


Guitar, Vocals



André can do it all. From drums, bodhran and latin percussion.